Luminess Airbrush Makeup Reviews: Should You Buy It?

If you’ve seen a late night ‘As Seen on TV’ segment within the past few years, you’ve likely seen Luminess advertised. Their line, and the Luminess ‘brand’ are very well known in the airbrush makeup community. Luminess airbrush makeup has been used and mentioned in a number of popular publications, including Vanity Fair, Vogue, Desperate Housewives, and Dancing with the Stars. With such a star-studded track record it’s no wonder that Luminess has remained a popular choice for airbrush makeup artists.

Luminess Air Reviews:

The Luminess Air Legend Airbrush System is Luminess Air’s basic airbrushing kit, and is the kit we will be referring to in this review. This kit comes with all you will need to apply your airbrush makeup for personal use. It includes a duo of foundation shades that you can mix to create your perfect match. If you have difficulty finding the correct shade for you, Luminess Air has a ‘color match’ system at your disposal. All you have to do is upload a photo of your face in natural lighting and a makeup expert with tell you your perfect match!

 

This system’s air compressor does not have an adjustable airflow, unlike many other airbrush kits available today. What does this mean for you? It’s pretty simple actually, you will not change settings for each step of your makeup such as blush, foundation, and highlighter. Instead of changing a dial you will pull back your finger on the trigger less or more depending on the product you’re using. This will have essentially the same effect as turning a dial would so should not be considered a drawback. It may even help you gain better control over your airbrushing skills.

Key Features of Luminess Airbrush Kit

Easy to Learn
Luminess claims that you can become proficient in their airbrush makeup system in just 7 days. The first few times you airbrush, it might not feel natural, and you might not get the result you want. Just like starting anything else new, you’ll need to practice just a few times, until you start to perfect it. As you gain confidence in your airbrushing you’ll need less makeup and get faster and faster.
Water-Based Foundation
The foundation included in this kit contains no harmful ingredients and is water-based. This means that it will dry down to a natural looking coverage without the heavy feel of some silicone-based airbrush foundations. Your makeup will feel natural and lightweight but provide intense coverage for your skin’s imperfections.
Guides and Tools
If it’s your first time using airbrush makeup Luminess is a good choice for you. You will get a guidebook included with your purchase, as well as access to their many support videos. Luminess holds very informative webinars to teach you the basics as well as advanced airbrush makeup techniques. Their video guides on their website are also quite extensive, covering everything from beginner’s confusion to techniques to camouflage wrinkles and fine lines.
Long Wearing
Budge-proof makeup is part of the reason why many people choose airbrush makeup. Luminess boasts an incredible 18+ hours wear time with correct application. The best way to get this kind of wear time out of Luminess is to work in thin layers. You may apply any number of layers depending on the amount of coverage you want. Just make sure to let the makeup dry between layers!

Positives

  • Strategy guides included with kit
  • Low PSI for gentle makeup application
  • Simple, straightforward instructions

Negatives

  • Shade range is not excellent
  • Air compressor airflow is not adjustable

 

Technical Specification:

This kit comes with a compact air compressor, airbrush wand, and hose. These are all fully assembled when you receive them. The voltage of the air compressor is 12v, and the system comes with a common AC adaptor.

Makeup included:

2 shades of airbrush foundation, 1 primer, 1 blush, 1 highlighter.

Final Verdict

Despite the low number of shades included with this system and available with Luminess Air, the kit is still well worth it. It’s fairly easy to mix your shades with a technique called “back bubbling” which you can do within the airbrush wand cup.

With this practice, Luminess Air will give you the results you desire without any trouble at all. The sheer number of learning materials available for the Luminess Air Legend Airbrush System means that you’ll learn to apply beautiful airbrush makeup quickly and conveniently.

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